TRANSFER COROTRON WIRE PROTECTION
Original Publication Date: 1997-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Disclosed is method and means for protecting transfer corotron wires found in certain electrophotographic printing and copying machines, for example, as found in a Xerox Corporation Model 5 loo@ copying machine. A protective double wire guard comprises an electrically floating wire which laterally circumscribes the length of the corotron wire. The guard wire can be, for example, two millimeters in diameter, and which guard wire is mounted within the corotron housing in parallel to, and is closer to the photoreceptor than the corotron, and situated slightly upstream and downstream from the corotron wire to be protected. The double wire guard is bendable but does not readily break and provides visual and tactile feedback to an operator during machine maintenance or jam clearance, and thereby decreases the probability of corotron wire breakage.